Caleb Plant will try to take the IBF super middleweight title from Jose Uzcategui at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The preliminary card will start at 6:30 p.m. ET, the main card will start at 8 p.m. ET, and both will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the fights on your computer, phone, or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 1 is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 75-plus total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the fights on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the fight broadcast on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports 1. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the fights on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free seven-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the fights on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the fights on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu, or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
Uzcategui vs Plant Preview
Uzcategui is 28-2 with 23 knockouts. He claimed the interim belt in a rematch with Andre Dirrell at the Barclays Center in May, forcing his opponent to retire two seconds into the ninth round. Dirrell won their first matchup via a controversial disqualification.
“I was a little surprised they stopped it,” Uzcategui said, according to ESPN. “I had said it would be the third round that I would knock him out. It took a little longer, but it finally came. I think it was very clear in the first fight that I did my job. In the second fight, I showed even more, so there’s going to be a lot of Uzcategui from now on. I came here to pressure him. It was either get knocked out or knock him out. I knocked him out.”
The 28-year-old Venezuelan was elevated to the full titleholder in July, when James DeGale vacated.
“I am looking forward to getting in the ring and showing all my talent and put on notice all the champions in this division,” Uzcategui said ahead of Sunday’s fight, according to the Daily Express.
“I want to be the best and I am willing to face the best.”
He added: “It should a great fight with Plant, I will take the fight to him and I hope that will be willing to engage and give the fans a spectacular fight.”
The 26-year-old Plant, who won the 2011 Golden Gloves at light heavyweight, hasn’t lost in 17 professional bouts, with 10 knockouts. It’ll be the American’s biggest fight since he turned pro in 2014.
“This has been a lifelong dream of mine to be fighting for a world title, and now that time has finally come,” Plant said, according to ESPN. “Any time that a pro fights for his first world title, it’s something that they’ve always dreamed of. This is something that I’ve always wanted. I’m excited to be here and be a part of this great night.”
He’s also gotten under Uzcategui’s skin by belittling his path to the IBF title.
“Caleb Plant earned this shot by beating a Porky Medina that no one cares about anymore, and now he’s getting into the ring with me, and I’m for real,” Uzcategui told Boxing Scene.
“Caleb’s done a lot of trash talking, and I’ve taken it personally. I truly do not like this guy, but now, we’ll see if he can back it up.
“I don’t want to simply stop him or knock him out. That would be too easy. I am planning to make it a long night for Caleb Plant. I want to give Caleb Plant the beating of his life throughout the whole fight.”
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